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Aviation Safety

5 Die In Crash Of Skydiving Plane In Hawaii

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 05.23.2016 | Crime

HONOLULU -- A skydiving tour plane crashed and caught fire shortly after takeoff from the Hawaiian island of Kauai on Monday, killing all five on boar...

Evidence Points to Insider Threat in Downing of Russian Jet

Lawrence A. Levine | Posted 11.19.2016 | World
Lawrence A. Levine

Available evidence at this time points to an "insider threat." Someone with privileged access to airport food service and flight line facilities, rather than a passenger who was required to go through airport screening.

Eight Months On, MH370 Mystery Continues to Deepen

Jeff Wise | Posted 01.11.2015 | Travel
Jeff Wise

There's an old saw that's oft quoted in discussions of MH370: "The absence of evidence is not evidence of absence." But from a Bayesian perspective, the absence of data is itself data.

2012 Was Safest Year For Airlines Since 1845 | Posted 02.12.2013 | Travel

Flying on a commercial jetliner has never been safer. It will be four years on Tuesday since the last fatal crash in the United States, a record un...

787 Cancellations Persist

Posted 01.22.2013 | Travel

The Dreamliner drama continues. Airlines that have grounded the Boeing 787 continue to cancel flights as safety officials continue to investigate t...

Allegiant Air Jet Leaves Runway In Ohio

Posted 01.03.2012 | Travel

A plane operated by low-cost carrier Allegiant Air slid off the runway in Youngstown, Ohio Monday evening after departing St. Petersburg-Clearwater In...

10 Things The TSA Should Do On Its 10th Anniversary

Christopher Elliott | Posted 01.08.2012 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

I think the TSA is slowly getting the message from an increasingly angry traveling public. But the agency has a long flight ahead: It will have to overcome a well-earned reputation for being intransigent, invading the privacy and dignity of air travelers and general incompetence.

Andrea Stone

John Mica Has No Legal Power Over TSA, But Pushes The Jurisdictional Boundaries | Andrea Stone | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The powerful chairman of a key congressional committee is expected to release another scathing report on the federal agency that protect...

How To Keep Babies Safe In The Air

Eileen Ogintz | Posted 12.25.2011 | Travel
Eileen Ogintz

Here's the crux of the issue that has stymied safety experts and pediatricians for years -- and has perhaps lulled parents into a false sense of security.

Andrea Stone

John Mica Attacks TSA 'Chat-Downs' As 'Idiotic' | Andrea Stone | Posted 12.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The chairman of the House committee that oversees the Transportation Security Administration blasted the agency's recent test of "chat-d...

In Europe, Fatigued Pilots Could Be 'Drunk' Pilots

Posted 12.20.2011 | Travel

Under proposed new aviation rules in the European Union, pilots could see their duty hours go from nine to 13 hours, reports the Daily Mail. That mean...

'Damn It, We're Going To Crash:' Final Words Of Air France 447 Crew | Posted 12.14.2011 | Travel

A new book has revealed the final words of the cockpit crew of doomed Air France Flight 447, which crashed into the South Atlantic off the coast of Br...

Air France Flight 447 Mystery and Aviation History

Christine Negroni | Posted 06.06.2011 | Travel
Christine Negroni

Despite the fact that no one yet knows what happened to Flight 447, the French government recently filed manslaughter charges against Airbus and Air France.

The Future of Global Air Traffic Management

David Melcher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
David Melcher

This afternoon at the 2010 Farnborough International Airshow in London, I had the pleasure of hosting a panel of experts from the aviation industry that discussed the critical need for modernizing air traffic management (ATM) systems around the world.

Common Theme of Gulf Oil Spill, Wall Street Collapse: Unrestrained Corporate Recklessness

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Creamer

International corporations have no loyalty whatsoever to our country or its welfare. They are huge, free-floating international organizations dedicated to only one goal: making as much money as possible for themselves.

Pilot Texting on Fatal Colgan Air Flight

Christine Negroni | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Christine Negroni

When the NTSB meets on Tuesday to determine what caused the fatal crash of Continental Connection flight 3407, it will hear how the first officer on the flight sent two text messages from the cockpit.

The Sky Is Falling: How Safe Is Flying in the US vs. Abroad?

Ben Sherwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ben Sherwood

Your safety depends largely where you're flying. In other words, commercial jet travel in the domestic United States is safer than most places on earth, especially the developing world.

The Unfriendly Skies

Chez Pazienza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chez Pazienza

The only way to truly keep us truly safe while flying a commercial airliner would be to put us all through body scanners, then have us fly in our underwear.

Thwarted Plane Bombing Shows Continuing Threat and Diversity of Jihadist Radicalism

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Brian Levin, J.D.

A worldwide struggle by a transnational movement aided by the Internet and social media enables would-be "lone" fanatics anywhere to market themselves to terror groups as recruits.

Aviation Security: Lucky Again

Malcolm Nance | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Malcolm Nance

Most airports and airlines are still struggling to educate security staff about the 2001 shoe bomb and box cutters. They are not looking for the next generation bomb.

"Miracle" Plane Crash Survivor: Six Questions and Answers About Your Next Flight

Ben Sherwood | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ben Sherwood

Which is the safest seat on an airplane? One study concluded that Passengers near the tail of a plane are about 40 percent more likely to survive a crash than those in the first few rows up front.

Wing and a Prayer: How Safe is My Next Regional Plane Flight?

Ben Sherwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ben Sherwood

The recent pattern of airplane accidents doesn't look good for regional carriers: They were involved in seven of the last eight fatal commercial crashes in the US.

Flight Check: What Are the Chances I'll Die on My Next Plane Trip?

Ben Sherwood | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ben Sherwood

In the US, you could fly every day for the next 164,000 years on average before you would perish in a crash.